C. Trent Rosencrans (the Reds reporter for the Cincinnati Enquirer) occasionally brings out the worst in some people. Like Bryan Price or Brandon Phillips. But he is a great reporter. His scoops include recognizing Tucker Barnhart on the plane to St. Louis and getting a story out quickly.

And now, he’s being recognized by his peers as the Sportswriter of the Year in Ohio by the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association of America. You have to scroll way down to find this. And yes, technically he is the co-Sportwriter of the Year, sharing the award with Mary Kay Cabot, the Browns beat writer for the Cleveland Plain Dealer. She’s busy this week reporting on the Browns poaching.. sorry, coaching situation. Congrats to both of them, first year winners of this award, dominated in the past by Hal McCoy, 15 time winner. George Vogel from Channel 5 in Cincinnati wins Sportscaster of the Year in Ohio.

Last year I wrote that Rosencrans is the best baseball beat writer I read on a regular basis. Perhaps this award offers a bit of evidence in support of my opinion? Your thoughts?